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Aug 13, 2006 11:00 PM

Brunch Today? What did you have?

What did you have for Brunch today? Were they serving anything else that sounded good? What did it cost you? And where did you get it?

My date and I both had the Eggs Benedict with a Cajun Smoked Bacon Hollandaise, served over Crispy Eggplant Fritters and with a side of Cheddar Cheese Grits. The English Muffins were there mainly to wipe up the sauce and egg. Very Tasty. The Hollandaise was a traditional base with finely chopped or maybe cooked then crumbled thick cut bacon in it. The Grits were a bit undersalted but otherwise great. They also were serving a Shrimp Omelet of some description and the more traditional Egg, Fried Pork Chop and Biscuit with White Gravy plate. All as Brunch specials.

Oh yeah, the Bloody Mary was great too.

This was at Parrain’s, off of Perkins Road in Baton Rouge, LA at around 1 PM.

2 Brunch Specials + One Bloody Mary + One Mimosa= $38 (before tip)

I am altering this just a bit from a post on another board about food recommendations in Baton Rouge.

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  1. Bagels, lox, fresh from the garden tomato, vidalia onion and whipped cream cheese. Bloody Mary too of course.

    1. I had vegan rancheros - corn tortillas topped with spicy black beans, smoked tofu chunks and vegan cheese + sour cream. The "cheese" and "sour cream" were not great, but once I took them off the whole dish was just fabulous. Reminds me why I love smoked tofu.

      And yes, I would have tried pretty much anything on the menu - they had great fusion-y dishes with eggs and/or tofu, some Asian-style entrées, and a pretty tasty-looking bread basket.

      1. I got an egg-white omelette with mushrooms and tomatoes with a side of rice and black beans (we were at a Latin American place - Yucca Bar in the east village in NYC). I WISH I had gotten what my boyfriend got: huevos rancheros, Yucca Bar style: Eggs over a black bean and cheese quesadilla with pico de gallo. Entree plus coffee and a bloody Mary was $10.95. It's funny, as expensive as NYC is, I have never found better brunch deals than in this city. I'm guessing it's because brunch is such a popular thing, restaurants have to keep up with the competition by offering such great specials!

        1. half a dozen kumamoto, kusshi, and St. Simon oysters
          Ruggeri Prosecco
          grilled sardines
          Txakoli Txomin Extaniz
          another half a dozen St. Simon oysters
          Marques de Irun, Rueda
          another half a dozen St. Simon oysters
          gulab jamun
          dahia batata puri
          bhatura cholle
          lamb baida roti

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            I am not eating them right now because the water in the Gulf is so hot but i wonder what sort of oysters we get down here in Louisiana

          2. I went to Anita's, a local Mexican place in Vienna, VA. I have the shredded pork with 2 eggs over medium. This was topped with their green chile sauce and came with some refried beans, fried potatos, and flour tortilla. I was very excited about my meal, but one I kind of mashed it all together, I realized my eggs were under cooked. I like my eggs over medium and they were over easy. The key difference is that I like my yolks to be runny, but I want all of the whites cooked. Unfortunately, the whites were still a little runny and I can't stand it when the clear part of the whites is not cooked. Looking back I should have sent the dish back, but I rarely do that.

            Anyway, it was ok and had they got the eggs right, I think I would have really enjoyed it.

            My wife had some breakfast burrite with a red chili sauce on top. I tasted it and it was tasty, but I was too busy contemplating the failure of my eggs to pay attention to much else (I was REALLY excited to be get my pork and eggs). Oh well...